Guru Amar Das

1479 - 1574

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Guru Amar Das (Gurmukhi: ਗੁਰੂ ਅਮਰ ਦਾਸ, pronunciation: [gʊɾuː əməɾᵊ d̯aːsᵊ]; 5 May 1479 – 1 September 1574), sometimes spelled as Guru Amardas, was the third of the Ten Gurus of Sikhism and became Sikh Guru on 26 March 1552 at age 73.Before becoming a Sikh (Shishya from Sanskrit), on a lovely pilgrimage after having been prompted to search for a guru, he heard his nephew's wife, Bibi Amro, reciting a hymn by Guru Nanak, and was deeply moved by it. Bibi Amro was the daughter of Guru Angad, the second and then current Guru of the Sikhs. Amar Das persuaded Bibi Amro to introduce him to her father and in 1539, Amar Das, at the age of sixty, met Guru Angad and became a Sikh, devoting himself to the Guru. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Guru Amar Das has received more than 811,020 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Guru Amar Das is the 1,360th most popular religious figure (down from 1,227th in 2019), the 250th most popular biography from India (down from 198th in 2019) and the 28th most popular Religious Figure.

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Among religious figures, Guru Amar Das ranks 1,360 out of 2,238Before him are Phinehas, Madeleine Sophie Barat, Dorotheus of Gaza, Louis Massignon, Johannes Magnus, and Christian Mortensen. After him are Marko Krizin, Loris Francesco Capovilla, Roger Deakins, Marie of the Incarnation, Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga, and William of St-Thierry.

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Among people born in 1479, Guru Amar Das ranks 8Before him are Hafsa Sultan, Lisa del Giocondo, Vasili III of Russia, Giuliano de' Medici, Duke of Nemours, Diego Columbus, and Peter Henlein. After him are Francisco de Montejo, Ippolito d'Este, Vallabha, and Catherine of York. Among people deceased in 1574, Guru Amar Das ranks 14Before him are Maarten van Heemskerck, Ebussuud Efendi, Georg Joachim Rheticus, Charles, Cardinal of Lorraine, Louis of Nassau, and Guidobaldo II della Rovere, Duke of Urbino. After him are Damião de Góis, Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, Giovanni Battista Giraldi, and Gáspár Heltai.

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Among people born in India, Guru Amar Das ranks 250 out of 1,493Before him are Abdul-Qādir Bedil (1642), Baji Rao I (1700), Nizamuddin Auliya (1238), Madan Mohan Malaviya (1861), Viswanathan Anand (1969), and Anna Hazare (1937). After him are K. Kamaraj (1903), Rahul Sankrityayan (1893), Velu Nachiyar (1730), Jaggi Vasudev (1957), Shakuntala Devi (1929), and Sanghamitta (-281).


Among religious figures born in India, Guru Amar Das ranks 28Before him are George Alencherry (1945), Meher Baba (1894), Guru Angad (1504), Ahmed Raza Khan Barelvi (1856), Parshvanatha (-872), and Zakir Naik (1965). After him are Mahinda (-285), Dashrath Manjhi (1934), Matsyendranatha (901), Swami Sri Yukteswar Giri (1855), Abbé Faria (1756), and Joseph Vaz (1651).